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Gaskin School Reunion Planned It's time once again for the (Baskin School Reunion to be held Saturday, July 19 at the DeFuniak Springs Civic Center from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Bring memories and a covered dish and enjoy visiting with former classmates. For questions call Cheryl Ann Alber- son 850-834-3206 or Glenda Arrant 850-834-2452. WS Harlan School Orientation W.S. Harlan Ele- mentary Student Ori- entation will be held Friday, August 15 from 8-11 a.m and 1-2:30 p.m. Those register- ing a new student must bring the original Alabama Blue Immu- nization Card and a birth certificate copy. Student school sup- ply lists are available at Dollar General and Family Dollar in Flora- la and WaI-Mart in An- dalusia and Crestview and are also available at the school website http://wsharlan.cce. The first day of school will be August 18. For questions call 334-858-3294. Jackson Family Reunion The annual Jack- son family reunion (descendants of John Henry and Martha Jackson) will be held July 26 at Florala High School begin- ning at 10 a.m. Bring a covered dish for the noon meal and items to give away and pho- tos to share. Call Cynthia Jackson Hallford at 334-858-2125, ABe Hendrick- son 334-898-9392 or Betty Jackson 334-858-7218 for fur- ther information. CCHS Class of '59 Reunion The Covington County High School Class of 1959 will hold it's 55th reunion on Saturday, July 19 at the Ladies Clubhouse in Florala, beginning at 10 a.m. and end- ing at 3 p.m.. Lunch served at 11:45 a.m. Cost is $20 per per- son. Classmates are encouraged to gather to renew friendships and enjoy the fellow- ship. RSVP to Dick Can- non, 5 Longwood Drive, Shalimar, FL 32579 before July 9. Support Group Offered Addicted to Drugs/ Alcohol? Need/Want Help? Come to the new. Support Group on Thursdays, 6 p.m. at Paxton Baptist Church, 21757 US 331 North, facilitated by Mike and Heather Senn Call (850) 834-2718 or (850) 419-0879 for additional informa- tion. Dedication Brunch At Carver Adedication brunch at will be held at Carv- er Community Center July 3 from 10 am = 12 noon, The event is sponsored by the Sil- verman family, Giten- stein Foundation and Carver National Alum- ni Association. A room will be dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Allie Mae Smith, mother of Rev. Jerry Smith (An- dalusia) and others. Those attend- ing must: RSVP by June 15 to Hazel Lee 334-858-5330, no children, except the children of the Smith family and sponsor families, are invited. Must be 19 years or older to attend. Summer Reading Program At FPL The Florala Public Library invites children kindergarten through fourth grade to come to the library every Thursday during the month of June from 10 to 11 a.m. The dates will be June 5th, June 12th, June 19th, 26th. The theme for this summer is "FIZZ- BOOM-READ." June 19th Lisa Spear with Joy "The Sugar Glider" will en- tertain us. June 26th close progl:am with a pizza party!I! Come one; come all for fun-filled ad- ventures with stories, crafts, entertainment, prizes and refresh- ments. Family History Activity In Paxton A Family His- tory Activity will be held Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. at 20 Vann Circle. Free instruc- tion in family search, computers and light .refreshments will be provided. Call 850-357-3541 for ad- ditional information. Story Time At Florala Library Story Time at FIo- rala Public Library invites children ages 2-4 to join Miss Sher- ry every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for story time. Stories, crafts, fun and it's all free! AA Meetings Held At APC Alcoholics, Anony- mous (A.A.) meetings are held at Alabama Power Company Community Building, located at 1293 5th Street, Florala, 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Contact 334-858-2209. Veteran's Outreach A Veteran's Out- reach Support Group will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thurs- day of every month at 10 a,m. at Comfort Care Hospice, 820 South Three Notch Street in Andalusia, AL. Any veteran, ac- tive military, family member or concerned citizen is invited. For more information call 334-427-4000. Good News For The Hungry Program The Sixth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 22507 6th Avenue in Florala is a sponsor of the Gos- pel Food Ministries "Good News For The Hungry" program. The program pro- vides high qual- ity boxes of food with the menu changing monthly. Sixth Avenue Bap- tist is a host site where people can submit/ pick-up orders to/from Gospel Food Minis- tries. Distribution is usually the fourth or last Saturday of each month. Food boxes range in price from $22.00 up to $49.00. Anyone can place an order through this program. Visit www.gospel- for information. Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The Kiwanis Club of the Tri Cities, Flora- la meets at Alabama Land and Home Re- alty office the first and third Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Business meetings are last meeting of the month. Everyone is wel- come. For information about becoming a member call Deborah Stokes 858-5603. LBW Offers Free GED C:lasses LBW Community' College offers free GED Classes in An- dalusia, Opp, Florala, Luverne,. and Green- ville. Day and evening classes are available to prepare students for the GED test. If you are 17 years old or older and not en- rolled in public school, you are eligible for these FREE classes. Instructional methods are based on individ- ual student's needs and may include one- on-one tutoring, group instruction, and com- puter-based instruc- tional programs. Build a brighter future with LBW- CC's Adult Educa- tion Program. For / THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014 PAGE 3 more information, contact a class near you: Andalusia (334) 881-2267, Opp (334) 493-5310, Florala (334) 858-4100, Lu- verne (334) 335-2187 or Greenville (334) 382-6009. Chamber Meeting Notice The Tri-Cities Chamber of Com- merce meets the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Ladies' Clubhouse, Wildfiow- erAvenue Adoptive/Foster Parents Needed DHR is embark- ing on a campaign to recruit more fos- ter/adoptive families. DHR finalized more than 600 adoptions for children in their foster care system. According to na- tional estimates, if nothing changes by the year 2020, nearly 14 million confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect will be reported, and 22,500 children will die of abuse or neglect, most before their fifth birthdays. "No matter how much time you have to give, you have the power to do some- thing positive that will change a life- time for a young per- son in fostercare. We need families to open their hearts and open their homes for these children in need," said a spokes- person. Visit www. or call 1-866-4ALKids (1-866-425-5437) or Covington County Department of Hu- man Resources (334-427-7900) to find out about the many different ways to get involved. Senior Citizen. Center Activities Area senior citizens are invited to the Se- nior Citizens Center for meals, dominoes, bingo, medicine man- agement, programs of interest and much more. Doors are open from 8 a.m. til 2 p.m. Vans are available for seniors' convenience, whether to go to the doctor, shopping downtown, drugstore, or transportation to center and back I home. There is an age requirement, par- ticipants must be sixty years of age to attend, and fill out an appli- cation. The center is located at 1338 4th Street. Call 858-3310 for information. Ruritan Collecting Old Flags The Paxton Ruritan Club is collecting old, worn or.tattered U.S. flags. The flags will be ceremonially burned in accordance with full flag disposal etiquette practices. Individuals or businesses may drop off the flags at the Paxton City Hall or by contacting a mem- ber of the Paxton Ru- ritan Club. For more informa- tion, call Bill McRae at 850-834-3031 or Bill Perkins at 850-834-2205. Florala City Hall Debris Pickup Poli- cy The City of Florala,s regular Council Meet- ings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Residents of the City of Florala are al- lowed access to the city'S dumpsters io- cated at the City Yard, 1815 9th Street, from the hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thurs- days, to discard small amounts of house- hold items and yard debris. The city truck will pickup debris on Mon- day, Wednesday and Friday of each week. One truck load per month for each resi- dent is free, each ad- the debris removed. All leaves must be bagged before pick- up. Tires or paint cans cannot be picked up as these items must be disposed of as set by Alabama and EPA laws. If further infor- mation is required, contact City Hall at 858-3612. Worthless Check Unit In Florala The Covington County District At- torney'sWorthless Check Unit is in FIo- rala every second Thursday of the month on Florala's Municipal Court date in order to help local businesses collect on worthless checks. This is a free service provided by the District Atto'rney's Office. Ruritan Collecting Old Flags The Paxton Ruritan Club is collecting old, worn or tattered U.S. flags. The flags will be ceremonially burned in accordance with full flag disposal etiquette practices: Individuals or businesses may drop off the flags at the Paxton City Hall or by contacting a mem- ber of the Paxton Ru- ritan Club. For more informa- tion, call Bill McRae at 850-834-3031 or Bill Perkins at 850-834-2205. Toll-Free County # Covington County residents who wish to submit a work order to the county now have a toll-free number in order to do so. The new in-bound toll free phone num- ditional truck load is- berforthe County En- $40.00pertruck. Veg- gineer's office is (877) etation and limb debris must be stacked sep- arately from house- hold items. Residents who hire a contractor to clean up brush and trees need to make sure that contractor knows that it is their responsibility to have 895-2620. Send COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS to floralanews@ or fax: 858-3786 Paid Political Advertisement by Meredith Peters Campaign, P.O. Box 1953, Andalusia, AL 36420